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A very simple, hookless tatting shuttle. Shuttle tatting is a technique for handcrafting beautiful laces by means of a small shuttle that holds and guides the thread.
There are two sample STL files:
You can build two halves (tatting-shuttle-half.stl) and then bond or weld them together. I made several out of ABS and solvent-welded them with cement made out of ABS scraps dissolved into acetone.
There are several geometrical parameters that can be changed. The attached drawing shows them; they are expressed in millimeters. You can edit the SCAD file to make a shuttle that suits your needs. In addition to the dimensions, there is a boolean parameter, half_model, which can be set to true in order to build just half a tatting shuttle.
With a little effort, you can give your shuttle a gorgeous look. Use a file to smooth the rough edges and, if you build your shuttle in ABS, try to use an acetone-soaked brush to give it a smooth, glossy, almost-pearly finish.
Tatting shuttle by sgcg is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
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